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Be The Perfect Guest

July 4th, 2016

The warmer months mean lots of late nights, drinks with friends and plenty of dinners and barbeques to attend. While going out with friends and having a great evening with some good food, company and conversation is a great way to spend your evenings, from having hosted a party or dinner or two of your own you know how things are not always as relaxed and stress free for the host. Here are some tips for being a great guest and making things easier for your host.

Offer to help

Yes you have been issued an invite, which technically, does mean that all you have to do is show up. However, it always nice to offer to help the host out. When you get the invitation, immediately offer to help or ask if there is anything you could bring with you. While your offer may be turned down, the host will appreciate your gesture. You could also simply just thank them for the invite and say that you’ll bring some wine a long with you – they are unlikely to refuse. Even simply informing them that you are bringing a dessert will likely not be turned down – however, this may not be served at the dinner itself so do not be offended if it your wine is not served or if your desert does not make it to the table – your host may have already planned those aspects of the meal.

Bring a gift

It is absolutely important that you take along a hostess gift as a sign of appreciation and as a way of thanking them for having you over. You could for instance take them flowers form a Florist.

Ask your Singapore Florist for fresh flowers so that you can surprise your host with a nice bouquet. You could also take them chocolate or even a jar of preserves or jam – just make sure it is not something you can just grab off a grocery store shelf! Other great gifts include candles or even knick knacks like coasters or cute note paper.

Be gracious

Remember you are in someone else’s home – so make sure that you do not create too much of a mess. Sure kick back and relax but try not to veg out like you might at home – unless of course this is your best friend and you have known each other since you were five. Offer to help with dinner or even with the washing up or clearing of the table or even volunteer to keep your host company in the kitchen if they turn down your offer to help.

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